Intelligent Design: The Internet of Things

It is undeniable that the creation of the Internet has changed how we live, work and socialise. As technology continues to develop, the number of devices connected to the internet is increasing to include everything from mobile phones and smart speakers to coffee makers, washing machines and lamps. There is expected to be 20 billion Internet of Things devices by 2020. This course examines how smart devices are being increasingly integrated into our everyday lives and what the future of IoT holds. Explore the potential threats to privacy, data misuse and hyperconnectivity IoT devices present and uncover the benefits these intelligent devices offer to individuals and society as a whole.

Featuring subject matter expert

Mark Bridge
Mark Bridge

Technology correspondent at The Times

Mark Bridge is technology correspondent at The Times. He started his Times career in 2006 as a personal finance reporter, and has also written for the Money and Bricks & Mortar sections.

What is likely to follow the IoT in the next phase of the Internet?

People talk about it as maybe the Internet of Nothing or ubiquitous technology. That doesn't mean ditching it all and going back to the Stone Age, it just means that the sensors that power all of this will be much, much smaller.

Course Overview

  • Examine the current phase of the World Wide Web, known as the Semantic Web, Web 3.0 or the Read-Write-Execute Web and its development into the Internet of Things.
  • Discover the many advancements in smart technologies already powering our homes and cities, and what the future holds.
  • Understand how the IoT can contribute to industry through the Industrial Internet or Industry 4.0.
  • Recognise the key security and privacy concerns associated with IoT devices and integrations.
Course content
  • 8 Full HD Video Lectures
  • Downloadable Course Handouts
  • Knowledge Assessment Quiz
  • Interactive Group Discussion Task
  • Q&A Session with a Subject Matter Expert
  • Certificate of Achievement

You might be also interested in

If you are using an older version of Internet Explorer, some functionality on the Times Academy portal may be limited or not visible. Older versions of IE may not only display websites differently than other browsers, but also may contain security issues and bugs. It is therefore recommended to view the website on Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.